shivery

  • 1 Shivery — Shiv er*y, a. 1. Tremulous; shivering. Mallet. [1913 Webster] 2. Easily broken; brittle; shattery. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 shivery — (adj.) 1747, from SHIVER (Cf. shiver) (v.1) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

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  • 3 shivery — shivery1 [shiv′ər ē] adj. easily broken into shivers, or fragments shivery2 [shiv′ər ē] adj. 1. shivering or inclined to shiver; suffering from cold, fear, etc. 2. causing or likely to cause shivering; chilling; terrifying …

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  • 4 shivery — [[t]ʃɪ̱vəri[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are shivery, you cannot stop shivering because you feel cold, frightened, or ill. She felt shivery and a little sick …

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  • 5 shivery — adjective 1. cold enough to cause shivers (Freq. 1) felt all shivery shivery weather • Similar to: ↑cold • Derivationally related forms: ↑shiver 2. provoking fear terror …

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  • 6 shivery — adjective Given to or tending to shiver. The cold night made me all shivery …

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  • 7 shivery — shiv|er|y [ˈʃıvəri] adj [not before noun] trembling or shaking because of cold, fear, or illness ▪ He felt shivery and nauseous …

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  • 8 shivery — shiv|er|y [ ʃıvəri ] adjective if you feel shivery you are shivering, for example because you are cold or sick …

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  • 9 shivery — adjective trembling or shaking because of cold, fear, or illness: He felt shivery and nauseous …

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  • 10 shivery — adjective she felt sick and shivery Syn: trembling, trembly, quivery, shaky, shuddering, shuddery, quavery, quaking; cold, chilly …

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  • 11 shivery — UK [ˈʃɪvərɪ] / US adjective if you feel shivery, you are shivering, for example because you are cold or ill …

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  • 12 shivery — Ⅰ. shiver [1] ► VERB ▪ shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited. ► NOUN 1) a momentary trembling movement. 2) (the shivers) a spell or attack of shivering. DERIVATIVES …

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  • 13 shivery — I. adjective Date: 1683 easily broken into shivers II. adjective Date: 1747 1. characterized by shivers 2. causing shivers …

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  • 14 shivery — shivery1 /shiv euh ree/, adj. 1. inclined to or characterized by shivers, quivers, or tremors. 2. causing shivering. [1740 50; SHIVER1 + Y1] shivery2 /shiv euh ree/, adj. readily breaking into shivers or fragments; brittle. [1675 85; SHIVER2 +… …

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  • 15 shivery — Synonyms and related words: agitated, aguey, aguish, algid, all shook up, all overish, aquiver, arctic, aspen, bashful, blue with cold, breakable, brittle, brittle as glass, chattering, chill, chilly, cold, cool, cowardly, crackable, crisp,… …

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  • 16 shivery — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Shaking] Syn. tremulous, trembling, fluttering; see quivering . 2. [Brittle] Syn. breakable, fragile, frail; see weak 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Marked by or affected with tremors: aquiver, quaky,… …

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  • 17 shivery — shiv·er·y || ʃɪvÉ™rɪ adj. characterized by trembling, tending to shiver; causing shivers, causing trembling; breaking easily, brittle, fragile …

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  • 18 shivery — a. Friable, brittle, frangible, incompact …

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  • 19 shivery — I adj shuddering, shivering, trembling, quivering, quavering, quaking, shaking, twittering; vibrating, rattling, chattering; convulsing, vellicating, twitching; fluttering, spluttering; shimmying, wiggling; pulsating, pulsing, throbbing,… …

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  • 20 shivery — shiv·ery …

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